With increasing public concern over the potential transmission of COVID-19, Killington Resort has decided that in the best interest of everyone, we will not be hosting the Vermont Brewers Festival on Saturday, March 21, 2020. While this was an extremely difficult decision to make, we are in complete support and committed to the health and safety of our attendees, brewers, vendors, and staff and feel it best to err on the side of caution to ensure everyone’s health and well-being during this pandemic.
As a non-profit 501(c)6 our festival at Killington and our festival on the waterfront in Burlington are our annual fundraisers. The money raised from our events directly supports the brewing industry through marketing, education and advocacy for Vermont made beer. We are extremely heavy hearted to not be celebrating Vermont beer with all of you next weekend. If you are a ticket holder, please visit our website for more information www.vermontbrewers.com/…/vermont-brewers-festi…/get-tickets/
Thank you for your support of our brewing industry in Vermont. We encourage everyone to take good care of themselves and be responsible for their health and the health of those around them. Be well, be smart, and in the meantime, Drink Vermont Beer. See you at our summer fest on July 17 and 18 on the waterfront in Burlington. Cheers! ... See MoreSee Less
If ever there was the perfect day to take a few minutes and fill out a survey and be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift card, this afternoon sure seems a good contender... we're trying to offer bus service to the mountain to make skiing and riding with us both more accessible to all and to reduce the carbon footprint of our visiting guests. Your answers are confidential and you will not be contacted unless you win one of the gift cards.
We find ourselves navigating the days like many of our family, friends and businesses and today, we were grateful to offer up perishable items that remain in stock to staff. Thank you to those that took advantage and to all of our guests, passholders, and community members that continue to reach out with patience and understanding. All questions and inquiries should be directed to [email protected] and we’ll continue to be in touch. ... See MoreSee Less
Taking the lead from a big Jay Peak supporter who introduced us to this initiative. We'll be sending 50 pairs of goggles to NY hospitals, to start. Sharing because we know the Jay Peak community & partners will support this in any way they can. Follow the link for details on how. ... See MoreSee Less
I would use my JP hoo-rag as a mask but it's at JP; instead, I'm using a velcro ski face mask with a coffee filter inserted to block vents for nose and mouth. We'll use anything for protection and to remind not to touch face. Maybe JP has hoo-rags to ship with the goggles. They are nice, kids might wear them more than a mask anyway..
The Beast of the East isn’t just a year-round destination; it’s our home and part of an amazing mountain community that has a passion for both the adventure lifestyle and its people. We love our mountain town, its people and the surrounding region and want to first and foremost extend our thanks and appreciation to everyone fighting the spread of COVID-19, particularly the healthcare workers for their role on the front lines. Thank you for being Vermont strong and supporting each other during this time.
It’s hard for us to see our mountain empty, but we knew suspending operations was the right thing to do. Following the difficult decision to close Pico and suspend our operations at Killington, we immediately focused on supporting our staff, guests and community to help ensure the safety of all. After closing on-mountain operations, we have concentrated on actions like donating 2 tractor trailers worth of food to staff and local food insecurity programs, donating products like hand sanitizer and cleaning/disinfecting supplies to local medical facilities, and offering health care organizations access to our facilities if that should prove helpful.
While we strive to be an upstanding member of the Killington community and surrounding region, we’ve not lost sight of our loyal guests and passholders. Though our season has been put on pause, we’re grateful for the 133 days of skiing and riding we’ve had so far and want to remain a resort, community and business you can trust. We know it’s frustrating to hear that we don’t have all the answers you’re looking for right now and we truly appreciate your patience as we navigate these uncharted waters with a focus on solving the real-time challenges of COVID-19 presents day-to-day.
We hope to be in touch by early May with a plan that addresses this season and expresses appreciation to all of our season pass and K-ticket (My Pico 3 Pack) holders. Lastly, so that you can stay focused on more immediate needs, our first price deadline for 2020/21 passes has been extended from June 11 to June 30.
More details and updates on current operations can be found here: bit.ly/2xtCB4n
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Thrilled to have been there for 30 days of the 133, including Day 1! #ilovermont #beast365
I appreciate your efforts, but as one of those K-ticket holders, I'm not sure why it will take until May to make a plan. I had/have no intention of skiing in May (or June); I'd think it wouldn't be that hard to say we can use them next season. I believe that other VT resorts have done that already.
Just keep the web cams up please. Stuck in my basement home office... the web cams offer me something positive and soothing. I think of your entire staff and community every day. Tell us how we can help them.
Killington- Thanks for another awesome ski season. It’s unfortunate to have the season end so abruptly, but grateful for the 39 days of skiing!! We appreciate everything you do for us and the community!! Killington forever !!❤️
Thank you for what you do. Killington seems to get it most of the time. What will you do next season if the virus resurfaces? I hope you are working on a plan that will allow the lifts to keep running. I feel there are ways to mitigate much of the risk while continuing to operate. Please develop contingency plans.
Just checked the weather....
It's crazy ... No April this year ...
Our group got there just in time 😁 You closed the day we were leaving. Thank you for always going above and beyond to make every skier and riders experience on your mountain the best it can be!
We wanted to get back there in April for spring skiing but...
Thank you Killington for all you are doing to support your local community!
Nice job killington - my fav NE mountain - beast
It's a real Bummer but necessary.
So thankful we got to come up at least once this season. We love Killington and will always come back ❤
Go out on a limb - be the first - free skiing for children 17 and under! Support the future of skiing. Support families!
For our neighbors dropping off goggles today from 10-3p for “Goggles For Docs” Link: https://gogglesfordocs.com/, please remember to wipe down goggles with disinfectant, place in ziplocked bag, wear gloves, and drop in box outside of Magic Merchants on mountain-side of lodge. And a big THANK YOU for helping our doctors and nurses who are desperate for equipment! ... See MoreSee Less
Once we made the difficult decision to close our resort, our Food & Beverage team got to work making sure no food went to waste. We have donated over 2,000 pounds of food to the Vermont Food Bank, SASH (Support and Services at Home), and the Twin Valley School District. The efforts of these organizations will help ensure that our community members stay well fed during this difficult time.
Since you're feeling so generous how about a refund on part of my seasons pass
Thanks for the up dates
Hope your all well
And always sending my best wishes to everyone at mount snow
I think what MT Snow did is great. To bicker over a prorated refund with all that is happening in the world 🌍 today seems petty to me. Let’s be Grateful for the skiing we did this season and for the skiing we will ALL be able to do in the future!!
Stay healthy and have a Grateful Day!!!
Good job 👏 I’m on the front lines and can’t wait for all this to be over with. I can’t wait for the next season for me and my friends to enjoy the mountain again
Lovely to hear that mount snow . Hopefully we will see you next season
My wife & I usually spend a week Skiing at Mt, Snow. 2020 has been a bad year 4 our family & we didn't do much Skiing & we didn't get 2 spend a week at Mt. Snow like we do every year. We hope next year will be a better Ski season 4 olur family. .
Covid 19 sucks, thanks Mt Snow for a great season. Hopefully I'll see U November, this is a pic of November '18 👍
Mount Snow staff thank you for the great work, generosity and thinking of others. Stay healthy and safe.
Thank you MT Snow for thinking of your community and the people in it your unselfish act of generosity is what helps us all have hope. And this is what you do come together and rise up. Sorry that not everyone can focus on the positive from this but I see where the benefits of what were done far out weigh a few negative comments or opinions. I understand the loss of a few weeks of skiing is frustrating, but the loss of life is permanent, the loss of jobs and income effects families and people who will struggle in many ways, maybe not having to worry where their next meal comes from is critical for them. ✌
We love MT Snow and their great staff, just renewed our season passes and can't wait for the 20/21 season
That was great till you felt the need to get gratification from posting about it online. Like they say. Feed and help the homeless but leave the cameras home.
FANTASTIC , THANK YOU MOUNT SNOW,,,,,,,,,,,,IT WILL BE SO APPRECIATED,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, We will get passed this Stay POSITIVE
We still had fun see you in the Fall 👍
Thank you Mount Snow. Proud to call you family.
Great job Mt. Snow, that's awesome!
Thank you! Vermont is better because of you! ❤️
Amazing!!! So nice to see how you are helping the community!
I've been going there since 1966. Great trails! Old favorite...Ripcord!!🏂🎿
Thanks for a great season of uphill skiing!
Thank you Mount Snow. This is wonderful to hear in a time of so much sadness.
Thoughts and prayers for these people going through stressful hard times 👏🏻
COVID-19 Update: Okemo Mountain Resort, and the rest of our North American resorts, will remain closed for the 2019-20 ski season, due to the fast-moving situation involving COVID-19. This was not an easy decision to make, and we deeply considered the extended impact it will have on our guests, employees, communities, and the entire Okemo family. While it’s disappointing for all of us, we know it is the responsible thing to do at this time. Thanks to all guests for a great ski season and your continued support during these unprecedented times. We will consider reopening our sister resorts Breckenridge, Whistler Blackcomb and Heavenly in late April/early May, dependent on the situation with COVID-19 as well as weather conditions. We will be offering refunds and credits on lift tickets, lodging, ski and ride school and more. We urge guests to use this online form: www.snow.com/info/refund-request-form... See MoreSee Less
Okemo did the best they could with challenging conditions . Thank you .
However I thought I would automatically receive credit for the Buddy Passes I bought this Saturday for Sunday and Monday ? I have to use a form ?
And hoping you will extend the time limit to buy next years’ epic pass . It is terribly confusing and has lots of changes so , for many Seniors , needs to be done in person .
Even though the season was cut short, you did an amazing job, and I Iook forward to the 20-21 season.
Still, it was a great season. Okemo is the best.
for those of us w seasonal lockers, when will the base be open so we can rescue our stuff ?
In spite of these necessary early closings, we had a wonderful ski season. See you again in November/December 2020. ⛷☃️🥰
It’s the right decision, but sorry to hear it, it was a great season!
Thank you everyone for a great ski ⛷ and ride 🏂 season!!
See you next season Okemo Mountain.
Take care of all your Okemo employees.
What about passholders? The season already started too late and was scheduled to end too early. The mountain wasn't really fully opened until mid-February and now it closed by mid-March. I do not feel I got the value I paid for the pass. I even paid insurance for the pass. I expect either partial reimbursement or a loyalty discount should I decide to buy the next year's pass. I am local, socially isolated, uninfected, and I paid for lifts to be turning. This is my only passion. I even have a punch card still not fully used at the Spring House. I am sorry.
Thank you Okemo for a great year
The right move. Too bad Waterville and Gunstock aren’t responsible enough to take the same action.
Thanks for a great season Okemo! Stay Healthy everyone. #RideHighVT
As a partner to a lift maintenance worker at Okemo, I really appreciate you helping to keep not only my family safe but the community on a whole.
School kids need to get their ski equipment back. How shall this happen? I’m sad he didn’t get to use the remainder but I get it.
It’s a sad day, as I haven’t skied yet this season, was waiting for April. You’re doing the right thing and I look forward to next season. ❤️
Why do you have a hold on my refund the bank says its you who needs to release my money. You took it in a second give it back its been 3 days i need the money bad to feed my family!!!
Thank you for a great season. 💙
Thanks Okemo for a wonderful season!
Sad but good. See you next season!!
Can you turn on the mountain cams so we may look at the view from the mountain?
To Okemo Mountain - we have the Epic Local Pass and just got back from a wonderful trip to Park City, The Canyons and Snow Basin but our home mountain is Okemo. Was wondering since we bought insurance for our passes, would there be a pro rated credit made available? Thanks so much. Okemo - the BEST!!!!!!!!
As a result of the unfolding events surrounding the COVID-19 public health crisis, our team has made the hard decision to close Pico Mountain for the remainder of the 2019/20 winter season. We thank you for the many turns, apres drinks, and friendly smiles shared with us this season!
We invite our Pico family to join fellow skiers and riders over at Killington later this spring if we're able to reopen before the season closes. Though Killington is closed now and extending suspension of operations until further notice, we hope to make a healthy return to the mountain before the season's over. If this is the case, your My Pico Season Pass will be valid at Killington.
Due to high call volume, we encourage guests needing to speak with us to submit a request for an email or call back at this link: bit.ly/2U4PCuf
Do we know when the sports center is going to open again.
It's the right thing to do. We all appreciate that.
p.s. Eventually, can you post something about unused 3 Pack and/or unused advance tickets. It's obviously not a top priority. But in time, hopefully y'all get around to sorting it out. Thx
Thank you Pico for a wonderful season!! Making this very smart but hard decision is best for the safety of everyone. Ski you next season🥰
Thanks for a great season. Tell Jeff in bag check I owe him a beer and will pay up next season. Stay safe.
Our time together this season was sweet, but too short. See you in December, I hope!!
Thank you, Pico! It was a great season...with so many improvements with snowmaking! We love you and will be back...probably tomorrow because there is plenty of snow left... #earnyourturns ❤️#myPICOmtn ❤️
It’s the right thing to do. Will anyone be there next week? My skis are still at the shop where I left them for tuning on 2/22. I’ve been out of state ever since due to a family emergency.
I miss skiing so much already! Was not ready to call it quits! See you next season! thanks for the great season!
Thanks for another great year Pico!! Sad not to get in some spring skiing!
Thanks for a great season, Pico!
Will you be offering incentives for next year or partial refunds for pass holders?
Important message regarding uphill traffic (updated March 25):
On Tuesday, March 24, Vermont’s Governor announced that as of Wednesday at 5:00 pm, all Vermonters are to stay at home, only leaving for essential reasons critical to health and safety. With this, Smugglers’ strongly encourages uphillers to avoid the mountain at this time. Additionally, eliminating risk is crucial to keeping our local rescue agencies available and safe during this crisis.
Anyone who chooses to access terrain at Smugglers’ Notch does so at their own risk at this time. Currently, there are no on-mountain services, rescue, or grooming operations. Surface conditions may change at any time. Sledding and motorized vehicles (including snowmobiles) are not permitted on any trails at Smugglers’ Notch Resort.
I may catch some shade for this suggestion, but I would consider closing and locking the summit huts during this time. While they serve as a welcome refuge especially in windy or poor conditions, they also tempt parties to congregate in relatively smaller spaces and can only be accessed by manipulating door handles which just further serve as a possible conduit for transmission. I have always appreciated the resort’s decision to keep the huts open but, unless there are other safety reasons that necessitate them remaining open, I’d consider closing them. Thank you Smuggs!
The Order does, however, allow for exercise and recreation.
I live in NY . My advice to you is STAY HOME!! Who cares about anything else but your health and the health of your family members. The longer you think it’s “okay” to be around others , the more people who are going to spread this virus. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Pleas just listen
Uphill access is currently CLOSED on all portions of Stowe Mountain Resort until further notice. We understand the impact this has on our community of outdoor enthusiasts, but without ski patrol and terrain maintenance, it is unsafe for skiers and riders, those sledding, and first responders. Thank you for respecting all posted closures. Your safety and the safety of our community is our top priority. Please stay safe and healthy. #stowemt... See MoreSee Less
Since people apparently are incapable of making decisions that are not entitled and selfish and that endanger others, this needed to happen. Thank you.
Can you explain how it is that you (as a company) can close State Forest land when you are not operating the lifts? I know Spruce is privately owned. Not that I'm going up there, just wondering.
If you’re closing because people can’t practice the social distancing rules, and I think we have all seen plenty of people who can’t, then say it please. This has been a huge issue at the mountain. Plenty of people go alone and keep their safe distance from others, plenty of people don’t do this at all.
Take the groomers and tear up the trail surface as an extra disincentive. We’re not going to see any ski areas in North America reopening this Spring!
Shame on you for not being closed entirely given the circumstances. Rather irresponsible to even give ppl the option to not follow safe distancing protocols.
It's unfortunate that it had to come to this, but I think it's the right call. Stay safe, everyone. The more precautions we take sooner, the shorter the pain will be.
Thanks Stowe for keeping our community safe.
Is the state forest closed?
I didn’t see any notice of this from the governor.
Respect! Keep our first responders safe and don’t welcome potentially dangerous situations.
I would imagine ski resorts world wide are closed think 2021
Probably a good decision to be honest.. people were not being safe.
Please reactivate the Stowe webcam‼️⛷
I hope this doesn't mean lift tickets are gonna be $400 a day next season.
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You can never understand the sweet with out the sours better days to come next year high hopes for us all to get thru this pandemic safely! All though some turn at ripcord would be nice! Be better here!
I hope those doing the maintenance can ski down afterward!
Thank you! Stay safe and looking forward to a fabulous year next year!
WDEV is back in business
I have work to do at that shack.
Surprised they didnt get arrested for stealing snow.